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What Is Drug Resistant Hiv Salvage Therapy

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Salvage Therapy

... What Is Salvage Therapy? How Can You Avoid Salvage Therapy? When Does Someone Need Salvage Therapy? What Is a "Holding Regimen"? Getting Access to New Drugs The Bottom Line What Is Salvage Therapy? Antiretroviral therapy (ART) sometimes
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Switching whilst on salvage therapy

Dear Doc,I just wanted to know: I have used nearly all my options due to cross resistance whilst only ever having 3 combinations in 16 years of knowing I had the disease and 12 of being on meds,I acquired Steven Jansen's and hepatitis from a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mark,This is really a very complex question and I would encourage you to talk to your HIV specialist, as a complete discussion of all the issues involves is beyond the scope of this safer sex/prevention forum. I'll Read more »

salvage therapy

I am a doctor based in zambia who treats HIV pateints and i have been placed in a quagmire of sorts. i recently saw ayoung man of 15 years age who is on ARV for close to 10 years. he unfortunately is resistant to a whole range of drugs . he had both...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...make a completely well informed decision. Hence I will offer some suggestions for you and your patient to consider.First, all HIV clinicians benefit from mentors with more experience; I would urge you to find such an individual or group in your... Read more »

what new drug looks soon to hit approval for salvage patients

Hi Nelson,I hope you are doing well in health! You are such an inspiration. Since you made the salvage therapies sight- i was wondering what drug or drugs look closing to making it possibly to approval in 2008 for salvage patients like myself. Thank...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...JimLike you , I am also a "salvage" patient with multidrug resistance looking for the best new drug.We are start a "dry period" in HIV drug approvals that will last around 3 years, so for those of us who have failed Fuzeon , raltegravir and have... Read more »

Salvage Therapy Please Help

What salvage treatments can be started for a patient with Cryptococcal meningitis, CD4s of 8, a Viral Load over 100,000, off therapy for six months because of wasting that may have been caused by meds?weight returned from about 129lbs. to 160lb...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...your situation. The first is management of refractory cryptococcal meningitis and the second is management of drug-resistant HIV. When the HIV infection is brought under control this usually leads to CD4 count recovery and this makes the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines So-Called "Salvage Therapy" for People With AIDS Whose Illness Is Not Responding to Treatment Options

... The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday examined "salvage therapy," a "last-ditch effort" HIV/AIDS treatment that an estimated 40,000 drug-resistant people living with the disease in the U.S. Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Conference Coverage: 3 rd International Workshop on Salvage Therapy for HIV Infection

... This report includes highlights from the 3rd International Workshop on Salvage Therapy for HIV Infection held April 12-14, 2000, in Chicago, and the 10th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease Read more »
The Body PRO

Update on Salvage Therapy for HIV-Infected Patients

...targets. This overview will cover the most noteworthy of these presentations. But first, there are other critical issues affecting salvage therapy that were discussed at CROI and are worth including in this review. Those issues include trends in... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Salvage Therapy: Still More Intuition than Data

...But Keith Henry, M.D., who heads a clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota, for persons with drug-resistant HIV, observes, "Prescribing salvage therapy is at the level of anecdotal medicine. The field cries out for large databases to follow how people... Read more »
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Should i Start medication???

Posted by coconyc, 3 Replies
Hi im Coco from nyc I though the benefit or getting tested its to find out the virus in a early time so u can get a good treatment that prolong ur life in a better condition, i got my first results a month ago and i got CD4:276 and VL: 3616, so my... Read more »

Resistant, then what? How many lines of therapy?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...What percentage of folks infected with HIV are basically screwed by total resistance right out of the gate? I know resistance forms of HIV is becoming more common, but Read more »

Success and happiness are NOT allowed

Posted by Lovinlife, 4 Replies
...just as important to see as the posts about people's struggles. I got shot down in a very mean fashion for my post. If as HIV positive we are not allowing each other to share our successes, what sort of support group is this? What kind of... Read more »

Changing drug therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have been HIV+ for 12+ years and have never had a T4 count above 400 and have been as low as 128. I have never had any oportunistic infection Read more »